In this day and age, you have to work constantly in order to make a name for yourself, so things can get extremely tiring. Being out and about all day at your job, driving back from work or taking the subway, walking around from point to point, everything a person does in a day comes back to make their bodies sore and their muscle hurt at night.
So what would be better than coming home to a nice and comfy massage chair that can rejuvenate your body and mind in a matter of minutes? All you have to do is sit back and relax, and the chair does all the work for you.
How Do Massage Chairs Work?
Massage chairs have different types, all working in different ways. However, the most commonly found ones are those that work mechanically. These employ the use of a series of vibrators and rollers that are moved electrically inside the chair to give you the sensation of receiving a massage.
There are also water and air based massage chairs. Water based massage chairs have nozzles in them that pump water at different pressures against the waterproof back of the chair. The water is also pumped through electricity, and the intensity of the water pressure at your back can be controlled.
Air based massage chairs use a set of cushions or airbags that squeeze larger muscles, like those of the arms and legs, and release them. This helps relieve tension in the muscles, and is very relaxing. The compression is done through a compressor, which also needs energy to run.
So What about the Cost?
With all that technology working to keep your body relaxed, there are bound to be costs. But while the massage chairs themselves can cost a fortune depending on what brand and which features you are getting, the electric use of these devices is quite minimal.
The reason for this is that the techniques used to produce the massage are fairly simple ones. In a mechanical chair, for example, the same technique is used to create vibration as in a cell phone. The scale gets much larger, of course, but the solution is very similar.
Similarly, in water and air based massage chairs, the only thing that requires electricity is the water pump and the air compressor, respectively. All the rest of the movement is being generated by smartly distributing the water or air through the internals.
So if you really want to buy a massage chair but are afraid it’s going to eat up your electricity, don’t worry. We can assure you that compared to what you would pay for a well-made and comfortable massage chair, the electric use will be minimal.